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March 2017

High-Throughput Materials Discovery Approach Puts Solar Fuels on the Fast Track to Commercial Viability


Scientific Achievement

Molecular Foundry staff and users have developed a process that in just two years has nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels.

Significance and Impact

The approach promises to speed the discovery of commercially viable generation of solar fuels that could replace coal, oil, and other fossil fuels.

Research Details


Q. Yan, J. Yu, S. K. Suram, L. Zhou, A. Shinde, P. F. Newhouse, W. Chen, G. Li, K. A. Persson, J. M. Gregoire & J. B. Neaton, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 (epub).